Prince William: Royals are 'very much not a racist family'
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During a visit to an east London school today, Prince William responded to claims from reporters on whether the Royal Family was racist, which Chris Ship claimed was a landmark move by the royal. Not only did the reporter claimed the move was “unprecedented” but also showed the battle the Royal Family has to restore its reputation. While Prince Charles did not respond to questions during a separate engagement on Wednesday, William also revealed he had not spoken to his brother since the interview with Oprah Winfrey was televised.
Commenting on William’s remarks, the ITV reporter said: “It’s unprecedented for a senior royal to speak in this way.
“And shows the fight they now have on their hands to repair their reputation following Meghan and Harry’s explosive claims.
“Remember the Queen’s statement said ‘recollections may vary’.”
During the visit to School21 in Stratford, William was asked: “Is the Royal Family a racist family Sir?”
In response, he said: “We are very much not a racist family.”
During the two-hour interview with Oprah, Meghan claimed the royal institution had left her isolated and without help as she adjusted to royal life.
In another accusation, Meghan also claimed one royal had commented on Archie’s skin colour during her pregnancy.
Meghan told the US TV icon that there were “concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he was born”.
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After being pressed, she refused to reveal the identity of the royal who allegedly made the comment and warned it would be “damaging” for them.
She said: “That was relayed to me from Harry.
“Those were conversations that family had with him.
“That would be very damaging to them.”
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Harry was also asked on the matter but like Meghan, he refused to identify the royal who allegedly made the comment.
The Duke said: “That conversation, I am never going to share.
“At the time, it was awkward, I was a bit shocked.”
He also added he was not comfortable with revealing the identity of the royal after asked by Oprah during the interview.
Following the release of the incredible royal intervention, Oprah revealed the Duke and Duchess later confirmed neither the Queen nor Prince Philip had made the comment.
In the aftermath of the interview, Buckingham Palace has claimed it will address the matter internally.
The Palace also confirmed that it took the allegations seriously while the Sussexes would remain loved members of the Royal Family.
Oprah With Meghan and Harry aired on ITV on Monday night. You can watch the full interview on catch-up on the ITV hub.
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